Summer 2014 Lincoln Park Zoo Magazine
Lincoln Park Zoo Magazine
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In This Issue
Field Note: Green Tree Python
Learn more about the incredible camouflage and elevated habitat of the green tree python.
Field Note: Dwarf Mongoose
Africa's smallest carnivore is adapted for communal living. See how dwarf mongooses find food—
and babysit younger members of the family—within months of birth.
Playtime for Baby Gorillas
Baby gorillas Patty and Nayembi are getting plenty of play in as they grow at Regenstein Center for
African Apes. Curator Maureen Leahy explains the importance of play for gorilla development.
Post from the President—Growing Joeys
Red kangaroo Jack is the latest joey out of the pouch at the Antelope & Zebra Area. The new
arrival was named by 9-year-old member Olivia Holness, who was inspired by the movie
Slideshow: In the Pink of Health
Once a year, the Chilean flamingos at Lincoln Park Zoo receive routine medical checkups. Enjoy
a photo slideshow of the zoo’s lead vet making a flamingo house call.
Slideshow: Photo of the Week
Whether it's growing gorillas or playful polar bear Anana, every Friday, we post our favorite snapshot
as our Photo of the Week. Follow the link above to check out the whole collection on Flickr.
Ready for Release
Twenty ornate box turtles returned to the wild in June 2014 thanks to a partnership between Lincoln
Park Zoo and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, one of several zoo efforts to restore local species.
Infographic: Saving Species of All Sizes (1 MB JPG)
As Lincoln Park Zoo celebrates 25 years of conservation and science work, we share some top
projects, including vaccinating the Serengeti and reintroducing local species.